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Alena is a 50-year-old woman who is married with five children. She runs a sewing business in her community. She sells puletasi, skirts and kids clothes to her village.

Alena has requested a loan to buy a new sewing machine, needles, threads and materials needed for her business.

She plans to use her profits to extend her shop, and to save for her needs. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.

Additional Information

About SPBD

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Alena to buy a sewing machine, needles, thread, materials, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014